Come on stage with Young Company!

Young Company is OCT’s year-round student production program. Young actors will love taking to the stage as they work alongside their directors, adult actors, and technical staff, working to bring productions of full-sized adventure to life.

Through a diverse and exciting production season, Young Company offers countless opportunities for children and teens to experience the excitement of the theatre as they hone their craft, develop new skills, overcome challenges, and make new friends in a safe and encouraging production environment.

Health and Safety Notice
We take your child's well-being seriously and have implemented measures to minimize the risk of illness, including reduced class sizes, adjusted curriculums, social distancing, wearing masks, and more. See our parent pack below for full details.

A Christmas Story

The Christmas classic that follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself, at Higbee's Department Store. The consistent response: "You'll shoot your eye out!" All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family's temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys' experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie's father winning a lamp shaped like a woman's leg in a net stocking; Ralphie's fantasy scenarios and more.

Rehearsals Every Saturday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
November 7 – December 12
Tech rehearsals: Dec 15-17, 5:30 – 8 pm
Performance Dates

Due to COVID-19, the performance for a Christmas Story will be recorded and streamed at Fri, Dec 18, 2020 – 7:00 pm. Live performances may be added where safe to do so.

Cast Size 13 - 16 actors
Show Type Play (non-musical)
Suitable for Ages 8 – 16. Limited roles for younger cast members may be available. May include adult actors in some principal roles.
Audition Information New actors may be required to submit a video audition.
Sign Up Information Enroll online. Tuition cost is $250. Financial aid may be available for eligible applicants.

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Want to know more about our process, how we work, or what to expect? Contact our program director at (405) 208-6200 or email

Our Location

All of our Fall & Winter classes and camps will be held in the OCT Arts Annex, at the state fairgrounds (formerly Oklahoma Contemporary). Find it on Google Maps

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Read our Parent Pack